Twitter has temporarily suspended the personal account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican and supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, citing “multiple violations” of the company’s civic integrity policy.
The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson on Sunday, came days after the platform banned President Trump over concerns that his continued use of the platform could incite more episodes of violence like the attack on the Capitol this month. A news release issued by Ms. Greene’s congressional campaign, including what appeared to be screenshots of her account, said the suspension would last 12 hours.
Her account’s last tweet included a video in which Ms. Greene repeated baseless claims of voter fraud, blaming elected leaders in Georgia for failing to act ahead of the Senate runoff races that resulted in Republicans losing their majority.
Below the video, Twitter posted a warning that the claim of election fraud was disputed. The company also disabled replies, retweets and likes “due to risk of violence,” an alert that also appears on other tweets by Ms. Greene.
Ms. Greene’s election to Congress last year signaled a major victory for QAnon, the once-fringe pro-Trump movement that the F.B.I. has warned poses a domestic terrorism threat. In the statement, Ms. Greene criticized the “borderline monopolistic stranglehold” of a few big tech companies over American political discourse and urged Congress to stop what she called “censorship.”
After the rampage at the Capitol, Twitter updated its civic integrity policy “to aggressively increase our enforcement action” on misleading and false claims about the presidential election, the platform said. Several days after the riot, Twitter said it had suspended more than 70,000 accounts — though in many of those instances one person operated multiple accounts — that promoted QAnon-associated content and were primarily dedicated to spreading the conspiracy theory.
After the Capitol riot, other platforms also moved to cut off Mr. Trump and others making false claims about the election. Facebook blocked the president from its platforms through at least the end of his term.